Outdoors Information

A Retired, Single RVer Travels


For some 30 years I practiced law in Mesa, Arizona. (Please don't hold that against me. I really wasn't a very good lawyer.) When I was about to turn 62 years old and collect social security I decided to quit my practice and go camping. I already owned a Coleman tent-camper and a small pick-up. My marriage had gone to hell and I had a bad case of the woe-is-mes. I decided that a few days or months on the road would be a treat.

I loved it immediately. I spent weeks and months in campgrounds around the Southwest. I fished in dozens of lakes and met dozens of people, most of whom were far finer persons than those I had associated with in my practice. I enjoyed them all but found that most were either married or seriously mated. I was still in a couples society. I was not really a part of any social group. I missed sitting around the fire and telling lies to people with my own lifestyle. I loved the RVing lifestyle but missed a closer social life. Then I discovered Loners on Wheels, Inc.

I don't know where I first heard about the Loners on Wheels (LoWs) but somehow I was invited to a camp-out sponsored by the Tucson chapter. I loved it! Here were a bunch of campers, just like me, having the time of their lives. Card games every night. Happy hour each evening. Coffee together each morning. Hikes and fishing and doing nothing. It was great! I joined immediately.

A few words about the LoWs. This is a club composed of thousands of single campers. It has chapters in every state and most of the provinces of Canada. To be a LoW, one must be legally single and have a desire to socialize and camp with other singles. It is not a dating service. If your sole purpose is to find a mate, you can do much better with Parents Without Partners or any one of a number of like organizations. The 3,000 or so members of this club plan camp-outs at least once a month. We band together simply because we are not comfortable with the couples only society from which we all came. In this club we can enjoy wonderful social activities and yet retain our happy single lifestyle.

Many of us LoWs are retired. The RVing lifestyle was made for us. Most of my family are working their hearts out trying to get to the point where I now am! We still have loving family and friends "back home" but they simply don't have the time to give us the love and affection we find in this club.

Come join me!!

Jack Matlock is a senior and single full time RVer who has enthusiastically endorsed the RVing lifestyle. He started his RVing with a small pick-up and a Coleman tent camper. He presently has a 33 foot 5th wheel with three slide outs.

As a single Jack quickly learned that we live in a mated society. Even the RVing society was based on couples. He wanted to escape into a world where he could socialize with other singles. He looked for a group of single campers who would share his coffee hours and fishing trips. He found Loners on Wheels, a singles only RVing club dedicated to enjoying the single lifestyle and retaining the independence and travel each RVer enjoys. For the past seven years he has enjoyed this group. He plans to enjoy it for the rest of his life! http://www.lonersonwheels.com/


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Earth.com

Human and cattle decoys trap malaria mosquitoes outdoors
Science Daily
Host decoy traps which mimic humans or cattle by combining odour, heat and a conspicuous visual stimulus could be effective at measuring and controlling outdoor-biting mosquitoes in malaria endemic regions, according to a study published in the open ...
Human and cattle decoys trap malaria mosquitoes outdoors ...EurekAlert (press release)

all 8 news articles »


Outdoors notices for Oct. 15, 2018
Tribune-Review
Outdoors. • Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania is holding an outing at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. Join a naturalist for a free walk on the Reserve's trails. Register online at aswp.org/events/8220. • Three Rivers Birding ...



Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Column: Deer hunting questions answered by the outdoors writer
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
It occurred to me after going over the vast amount of correspondence we are receiving (OK, maybe it's not “vast” and there is no “we”, just me) that maybe another episode of “Letters to the Outdoor Writer” is about due. I mean you guys and girls out ...



Grand Island Independent

Outdoors: Time to gear up for upland game
Grand Island Independent
Compared to waterfowling, pursuing upland game birds is far less gear intensive. One only needs a gun, some ammo, a vest to hold that ammo plus any birds shot, and, of course, a dog. You may also want to carry some water in that vest during warm ...



Chicago Sun-Times

Pacu, monarchs, E15 issues, fall colors: Notes around Chicago outdoors
Chicago Sun-Times
WOTW, the celebration of wild scenes and stories around Chicago outdoors, runs as warranted on Sundays on the Sun-Times outdoors page. Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email straycasts@sbcglobal.net.



Cowboys and Indians

The Great Outdoors Cookbook Giveaway
Cowboys and Indians
C&I is celebrating the inaugural installment of our monthly Taste of the West e-newsletter by giving away a copy of Feast by Firelight: Simple Recipes for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors. Written by Emma Frisch — co-founder, chef, and culinary ...



Grand Forks Herald

OUTDOORS CALENDAR
Grand Forks Herald
To get an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 148 or by email at bdokken@gfherald.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Events. Park vehicle passes are required for all events at North Dakota and ...

and more »


LETTER: Rep. Wittman protects our great outdoors
Fredericksburg.com
Rep. Wittman protects our great outdoors. Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Do you want to see our natural resources preserved forever? We need our leadership in Washington to be constantly engaged and pushing for legislation to make it happen. Sept.



WBOY.com

Coopers Rock Foundation host 'Celebration of the Outdoors' event
WBOY.com
"So the Coopers Rock Foundation has been together for close to almost 30 years now and our role is to advocate for the forest, so we kind of showcase the recreational opportunities that you have here that's the celebration of the outdoors activities ...



Reno Gazette Journal

For the great outdoors, let's vote Yes on 6 | Hight
Reno Gazette Journal
I'm not only concerned for the future of my sport and the Winter Olympics, but for the communities that depend on a thriving outdoor recreation economy to survive. Here in Nevada, outdoor recreation generates $12.6 billion and employs 87,000 people ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map | Ocean Photography
© 2006